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Sunday, July 24, 2005
  custom- extreme dekstop look: Yahoo widgets / Konfabulator

Widgets also known as mini applications that appear instantly and keep you up to date with timely information from the Internet. View stocks, check weather forecasts, track flights, convert currency and units of measure, even look up businesses in the phone book, and so many more. Widgets customize your desktop look so cool and stylish

I’ll introduce you the program that going to highly customize your desktop – the Konfabulator

What Is Konfabulator?

Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather.

What sets Konfabulator apart from other scripting applications is that it takes full advantage of today's advanced graphics. This allows Widgets to blend fluidly into your desktop without the constraints of traditional window borders. Toss in some sliding and fading, and these little guys are right at home in Windows XP and Mac OS X.

The format for these Widgets is completely open and easy to learn so creating your own Widgets is an extremely easy task.

For the "skinning" crowd, Konfabulator is a dream come true. You can easily change the look, feel, layout, even functionality of a Widget so that it matches your lifestyle, your desktop, or the pants or skirt you have on that day. -

They're fun, stylish, useful and 100% free!

Bring life to your desktop with fun Konfabulator Widgets. These little guys hang out on your screen and give you quick, easy access to favorite content. You can even change their style to match yours.

What’s more good news is that previously those widgets charged with US$19.95, but now it is totally free. Why?

Yahoo? Yahoo!

MacWorld reports

"Yahoo! Inc. on Monday will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator, a Macintosh and Windows application that allows users to run mini files known as Widgets on their desktop -- the same model used by Apple for its Dashboard application. Yahoo! company executives said they would also be giving Konfabulator away for free, completely doing away with the US$19.95 currently charged for the product."

You can visit the new Yahoo Widgets and choose from more than 1,000 cool widgets at the widgets gallery for free. Why not share in the comments your favourite widgets.

Let's just get this out of the way... Konfabulator is now free. Yup. If you download version 2.1 you know what you'll never ever see? That's right a registration reminder. Fear not, there's nothing sneaky in there, no spyware, no ads, nothing that's keeping track of information ... it's pure, uncut Konfabulator goodness.

all those people who've recently purchased Konfabulator. Fear not, people, for you will be given the gift of a refund if you purchased Konfabulator 2.0 or later. Revel in the glory of it.
The name?

Actually, the overall platform is now "Yahoo! Widgets". The core engine is still Konfabulator, and will remain that for a while, but don't be too surprised if that's slowly transitioned out.

Yahoo also acquired the famous Flickr

I, myself already running the Konfabulator / Yahoo Widgets. None problems till now and still getting greater.

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